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Everything posted by maintenanceguy

  1. Right. The actual law doesn't apply any more. All you need is one activist judge to rule on his or her feelings instead of considering the law. I'm not so bothered by the stalemate. I suspect that most of us have, at least once in our lives, found ourselves without a job. I've been there before. It's an unfortunate part of life. Find another as quickly as you can, live on your savings in the mean time. And most importantly, save for this rainy day because it's coming eventually. And...I think we could permanently cut 15% of the federal work force, never feel the impact, and put those 15% into actual productive jobs in the private sector. We would all be better off.
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    Ruger Charger

    If Ruger would shave .00001 oz off the weight, it could be legal by just turning down the barrel threads. Specs should read "49.999 oz weight".
  3. Should you have to have training to get a permit? Hard to answer because I first have to accept that it's okay to require a permit. But, no! Requiring training is an infringement on the right to keep arms. Can a range require training to use the range? Yes.
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    For All You Mossberg Handgun (wait, what?) Fans

    I like it. The see-thru magazine is a good idea - assuming it is durable. I also like that the striker is removable before take down. Overall seems like they really thought this through.
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    Miller's Gun Center - New Castle,DE

    All business has overhead. Electric, phone, rent, etc. But, if you get transfer business that you weren't otherwise going to get, that transfer is profit 100% as compared to not getting the transfer business at all. Half empty or half full?
  6. The only reason she doesn't know is that she really doesn't care to know. I'm not hiding a thing. I am a grown man! I am not going to go through life hiding things from my wife. If I feared her so much that I needed to hid things from her, it would be time to move on. That said, I've been married for 26 years with no plans to move on.
  7. I just donated $50. This money isn't going to go for a wall. Lawyers, judges, and politicians will find a way to make sure this fails. But, it sends a strong message that Americans want this badly enough to voluntarily reach into their own pockets to fund this. Our elected "leaders" care about 1 thing: Staying at the feeding trough. They need campaign contribution to do this. This go fund me campaign is a signal that indicates what positions we are willing to fund. This can have influence.
  8. I disagree. Often, a man needs to keep his emotions in check because he needs to be able to solve whatever problem is happening. Holding your feelings in is not toxic. Being able to control your emotions and continue to function is an important part of being a man. A man also needs to be able to keep his feelings in check to be the rock that makes his family feel safe. I don't mean that men never get to cry but I do believe that a man can't be boohooing all the time and still be fulfilling the role society and the family needs him to fill. If all that built up emotion is a problem, the good news is that God only makes you live about 80 years so you only have to man up for a relatively short time. All the women I know like a man who behaves like a man. I don't spend time with anyone who doesn't....because I'm a man.
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    WTS 1999 Buick LeSabre

    I drove a 96 (I think) until it had 227,000 miles. The only repair I ever did was replace the serpentine belt. Of course, to do that you needed to lift the engine since the belt went around the motor mount. At the end, that car was worn out! But other than looking like it had been through a war (headliner falling down, bumpers rusted, a few dents and scratches) it ran fine until that day I got rid of it. It was my daily driver. One morning it wouldn't start. I spent about an hour and couldn't figure out why it didn't have any spark at the plugs. Then, I called the junk yard to come get it.
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    12 ga "bear" loads

    State Police in Alaska use 12 ga slugs. I've chased lots and lots of black bear out of my campsites by just yelling at them and acting aggressive. Black bear are pretty doscile compared to other bear. But...that works until it doesn't. If a bear is intent on getting to you, I'm not sure anything non-lethal will work.
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    gun lockers vs. safes

    I have two of the 12 gun Stack-On cabinets. I had enough ceiling height to mount one on top of the other to save space. They are bolted to each other and to the wall internally. I think someone with a good pry bar and big hammer could have it opened in about 5 minutes. But, they are cheap, they keep kids out, they keep honest people out, and they are light weight.
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    Dicks feels the backlash!

    We have been staying away. I used to buy a lot of shotgun shells and clays there. I doubt that they're really missing my few hundred dollars each year but hopefully they are.
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    Brownells WTF..

    #1 rule of business: Make it easy for the customer to buy. A lot of companies get the most important rule wrong.
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    Range Safety Officer course at Ft Dix? Info

    http://www.scotshot.com/NRArso2018.html I've taken instructor classes with a few different instructors (instructor instructors are really called "Training Counselors). Grant was the best I've learned from. Take this class.
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    Need to rent a dumpster - recommendations?

    Shop around, you can do better than 500 bucks. A 10 might be too small. A 20 yd has sides low enough that you can throw stuff over - that's convenient. A 30 yd will get everything in with room to spare. You will need to use the gate on the end though since the walls are too high. Load from the far end first so you aren't stepping over stuff. Tell them whether you want the door loaded to the rear of the truck or to the front. I pay a weekly rental fee that is the same for any size dumpster. That fee is pretty cheap, they don't make much money on the rentals. I pay a transport fee to get the dumpster to me and to have it picked up. That is the same for all dumpster sizes. Finally, I pay a "tipping fee". The tipping fee is the charge from the landfill and depends on how heavy the dumpster is. This is where a 30 yd dumpster costs more than a 10 yd dumpster.
  16. 2C:39-6 e. Nothing in subsections b., c. and d. of N.J.S.2C:39-5 shall be construed to prevent a person keeping or carrying about his place of business, residence, premises or other land owned or possessed by him, any firearm, or from carrying the same, in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section, from any place of purchase to his residence or place of business, between his dwelling and his place of business, between one place of business or residence and another when moving, or between his dwelling or place of business and place where such firearms are repaired, for the purpose of repair. For the purposes of this section, a place of business shall be deemed to be a fixed location. The info above tells where you can carry and when you can transport. The manner in which you must transport is: "All weapons being transported under paragraph (2) of subsection b., subsection e., or paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection f. of this section shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported, and in the course of travel shall include only such deviations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.” Notice that you can carry between places of business or residences only when moving. You can carry at your rental property but I don't think you can get your gun there because you aren't moving there. However, transportation is legal for long guns only if you have an FID card.
  17. I believe the NJSP is improperly combining NJ's transport law with federal FOPA, which does not apply if you're traveling within NJ. I am sure they are doing this intentionally to mislead people about NJ's laws to keep people from transporting within the passenger compartment. The real problem is that county and local LEOS rely on the guidance from NJSP and will likely arrest you for transporting legally. In the old days (when the transport laws were the same as they are today), gun shops would wrap handguns in butchers paper tied with string for the ride home. it met the "securely tied package" standard. I've transported more than one handgun home from the gun shop on the floor of my truck wrapped like a rump roast.
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    S2465 Passed Assembly Today

    It's not about solving problems. It's primarily about getting votes. If they can convince the voters in their district that "ghost guns" are a scary thing, it might get some votes. It's also about simple, raw, hatred for gun owners. Logic and facts can not stand up against illogical fear.
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    Jeff Van Drew's 2A beliefs

    When VanDrew was a NJ Senator from, largely rural, south jersey he was pro gun. He even sponsored a concealed carry bill in NJ for several years in a row and always voted against any new gun control laws. A lot of republicans in our area who hunt or own guns have voted for him in the past - including me. But he's running for US Congress now. He needs a larger swath of democrat voters so now he's suddenly anti gun. Senate President Steve Sweeney delayed the vote on NJ's latest round of gun laws so that VanDrew wouldn't have to reveal the new VanDrew until after the primary. As soon as the primary was over, VanDrew voted yes of 5 of the 7 anti-gun bills. I can't believe the NRA is still giving him a B+.
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    Where to get a piece of AR500

    Joseph Fazzio's (Tommy R's post above). Call them. I have the shear or plasma cut stuff once in a while. Shearing is cheap but I don't know if they can shear AR500, they may have to plasma cut it. And, you may have to settle for AR400. Call them and they'll get you a quote.
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    I would just put up the fence, especially if it was in my back yard. Be aware that when you call to have a markout done, the markout company informs your local code official that you're doing some sort of construction.
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    Remington V3 Tac-13

    I am old enough and confident enough in my manhood to shoot a .410.
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    Remington V3 Tac-13

    Wow. Starting at $915! If it was 1/3 the price, I'd take one in .410.
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    Shotgun transport with ammo

    I've bought a couple of guns that did come home in butchers paper and string. The guy at the gun shop wrapped it that way for me. That was a long time ago though.
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    NJ AG weighs in on Hawaii Case

    Mrs. Peel nailed it! I have believed exactly this for a long, long time. Those who value independence, personal responsibility, liberty, and freedom are independent thinkers. We're so independent that we can't even work together. Those who fear independence, personal responsibility, liberty, and freedom are looking for someone to tell them what to think, what to do, and how to feel. It's easy to organize and lead those on the left. It's impossible to organize and lead those on the right.

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